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March 2013 Highlights

'Limping through Life' with Jerry Apps

Polio was epidemic in the United States starting in 1916. By the 1930s, quarantines and school closings were common, as isolation was one of the only ways to fight the disease. The Salk vaccine was not available until 1955. In...
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Posted March 28, 2013

International Harvester Glass Negative Series

The central image files of the International Harvester Company have begun to come online. More than 500 photographs are now available from its so-called Glass Negative Series, the corporation's primary photograph collection. It is a treasure trove of imagery for...
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Posted March 25, 2013

Society Launches Preview of New Website

We at the Wisconsin Historical Society are excited to announce the preview launch of our new website. This Preview, or "beta" website, gives you a glimpse into our progress. It does not yet include all the content on our current...
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Posted March 21, 2013

Wisconsin Magazine of History, Spring 2013

An intriguing series of stories ranging from a woman who lived much of her life as a man and the first public kindergarten in the United States to the origins of the Wisconsin Historical Society's world-class genealogical collections graces the...
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Posted March 18, 2013

Meet Five Wondrous Wisconsin Women

Celebrate Women's History Month with Badger Biographies series author Bob Kann. Bring a brown-bag lunch and join him for a discussion about Five Wondrous Wisconsin Women at 12:15 pm on Tuesday, March 19, at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North...
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Posted March 14, 2013

Pendarvis to Host 'Bottoms Up' Book Party

Yehes da! That's the way Pendarvis historic site in Mineral Point — which celebrates the history of Wisconsin's Cornish miners and settlers — will say "cheers" to the state's historic bars and breweries this St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Wisconsin...
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Posted March 11, 2013

Call for Nominations for 2013 Society Awards

Each year the Wisconsin Historical Society recognizes individuals and organizations for outstanding work in the field of Wisconsin history. In keeping with its mission to help people connect with the past, the Society invites nominations for its slate of 2013...
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Posted March 7, 2013

'Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art'

Milwaukee-born artist Mary Nohl didn't just make art, she lived it. A prolific and fanciful artist who worked in a variety of media, Nohl was both a mysterious figure and an iconic "outsider" artist who made her home on the...
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Posted March 4, 2013

Remembering Madison's Settlement House

A new online gallery describes Madison's Neighborhood House, the city's only settlement house. Established in 1916, it initially served the predominantly Italian immigrant population of the Greenbush neighborhood a few blocks south of the University of Wisconsin campus. Over several...
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Posted March 1, 2013

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